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URLs are now text!!! Answered

A couple of changes to the site. URLs are now human-readable. So you can go to https://www.instructables.com/id/led-throwies and not https://www.instructables.com/id/EGGJAFJASDKDFBBQLOLOL

Makes it a lot easier, eh?

Also, Not Liable is now Offbeat

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

What did I do? I'm not quite sure... although I feel vury speshul :-D

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

But they said they had been working on it, and I don't think what I did actually helped >_>

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canida
canida

Reply 13 years ago

The response to your post was pretty enthusiastic, so you managed to move it way up the to-do list!

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Whoo! Go me! :D *dances*

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Just don't "go to far" LOL

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its a lion
its a lion

Reply 13 years ago

oh. nevermind then. i was thinking it inspired them to make the changes on here. either way you did something lol.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, that was my initial thought, but Eric did say...
"This is something I've wanted for a while"

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

Are the old ID-style links going to be "phased-out" and be 404s by next year, or will they stay?

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trebuchet03
trebuchet03

13 years ago

I miss the non crackable time based number generating algorithm of doom! Now you need to be able to give the link a different title (like groups).

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

It was time based?!
Makes so much more sense now... I bet its just the time converted to base 36!
*does cracking*

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

Ok, nevermind my initial question....I must be tired...I got it now

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

PS: I went ahead and deleted the question, so my last post probably makes even less sense then the question did *sigh*

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chooseausername
chooseausername

13 years ago

How does it work if two or more instructables use the same name ?

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

Then the singularity happens and we can all rejoice!

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

OK, no, that doesn't happen

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

Would be cool, though

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chooseausername
chooseausername

Reply 13 years ago

Ok. You win this one.

But :
Seems that the name into the link is limited to 50 characters, while the actual name of the instructable is not limited to 50 characters.

How does this limitation to 50 characters work when two or more instructables have have the same name that is longer than 50 characters ??? =o)

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fungus amungus
fungus amungus

Reply 13 years ago

Then that singularity thing really does happen

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 13 years ago

Rock paper scissors (you've got to say yours first ;-) )

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah i just tried that with (sigh) "Simple knex gun" and only the first posted shows up ;-)

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crestind
crestind

13 years ago

Excellent improvements!